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Syria's Assads Turned To West For Polished P.R.

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For some journalists, Syria has been one of the least hospitable countries in the Middle East, a place where reporters -- if they can get in -- are routinely harassed and threatened as they try to uncover the repression that has propped up the Assad government for decades.

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